Physician's Guide to Investing: A Practical Approach to Building Wealth

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In comments that were unfortunately prescient, Dr. Doroghazi said in the first edition "the author feels we are currently experiencing a real estate bubble." And in anticipation of the credit crisis, he said "banks are far too lenient in their lending practices...the problem is that bankers are often not lending their own money…considering that a significant percentages of mortgages are sold to Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE), the problem is now actually everyone’s." This new and expanded edition provides commonsense advice that all investors, physicians and non-physicians will find profitable in these difficult times. Learn about the power of thrift, the magnificence of compound interest, the malevolence of debt and the perniciousness of fees. See how to pay off the mortgage by age 45, fund your children’s education and retire at a reasonable age rather than continue to work because you must.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588295699
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Goals for your investment return 3
Ch. 2 The magnificence of compound interest 7
Ch. 3 Arrogance, ego, and greed 13
Ch. 4 The mark 19
Ch. 5 It's not much, I can afford to lose it 23
Ch. 6 Define specific goals 29
Ch. 7 Thrift 31
Ch. 8 Invest in what you know 39
Ch. 9 Make your own investment decisions 45
Ch. 10 Documents required for financial security 49
Ch. 11 The importance of relationships : goodwill, friendship, and reciprocity 57
Ch. 12 Paying daily bills 61
Ch. 13 Your home 63
Ch. 14 Funding your children's education 73
Ch. 15 Insurance 83
Ch. 16 Funding retirement 93
Ch. 17 Who can you trust? 105
Ch. 18 The malevolence of debt 109
Ch. 19 The perniciousness of fees 117
Ch. 20 Tips : real opportunities or useless information 125
Ch. 21 Areas where caution is essential or that should be completely avoided 127
Ch. 22 Yes or no 137
Ch. 23 Dealing with bankers 139
Ch. 24 Asset allocation and diversification 143
Ch. 25 How to identify real investment opportunities 151
Ch. 26 When to buy 155
Ch. 27 When to sell 159
Ch. 28 Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds 165
Ch. 29 Real estate other than your home 175
Ch. 30 Other types of investments 185
Ch. 31 Obtaining investment information 197
Ch. 32 Investment strategies of the pros 203
Ch. 33 Some miscellaneous tidbits of advice 213
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